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Tenugui has been a very familiar and useful item for the Japanese since the EDO period (1603~) as a thin Japanese towel made of cotton or you could call it a Japanese traditional towel. In the days of old, it was used for wiping or as a handkerchief. It was also used as a dishcloth, headband, souvenir, and a tapestry for decorating rooms. It's water absorbable qualities are far more superior than standard hand towels and it also dries faster. Another interesting thing is that these towels are 35*90cm in size, so you can fold them thinly enough to fit almost anywhere.

Tony Alexander "McTojo Archives"
 
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